400 Miles to Freedom

Rated NR 60 minutes

In 1984, the Beta Israel, a secluded 2,500-year-old community of observant Jews in the northern Ethiopian mountains, fled a dictatorship and began a secret and dangerous journey of escape. Co-director Avishai Mekonen, then a 10 year old boy, was among them. 400 MILES TO FREEDOM follows his story as he breaks the 20 year silence around the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community's exodus out of Africa, and in so doing explores issues of immigration and racial diversity in Judaism.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.fourhundredmilestofreedom.com/thefilm.html

Director: Avishai Yeganyahu Mekonen and Shari Rothfarb Mekonen

Writer: Scott Rubin

Producer: Diane Kaufmann Tobin, Dr. Gary A. Tobin, Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher

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